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this morning on "first look," americans spent $52 billion on black friday weekend last year. we're going to tell you what shoppers are looking for most this year. and an incredible 150-car pile-up in southeast texas leaves two dead and dozens injured. we're going to have the details straight ahead. and jgenerous neighbors fro coast to coast poured their hearts out, including legend dick van dyke. >> every year there are more and more families. used to be just a bunch of old derelicts like me and now a lot of families with a lot of kids. and they are getting more and more of them every year. so we're hoping things look up, but this makes my holiday for
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me. you've got a lot of love here. >> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. >> it's a black day across america and retailers couldn't be happier. if you thought last year's black friday was insane it is even crazier this year. nearly everywhere you look it's all about the long lines and high demand. sale-driven shoppers who gave up part or all their thanksgiving to camp out for hours weren't just waiting around for big deals today. some opened their doors last night. some as early as 8:00 p.m. the door-busting deals are a lifeline for those brick and mortar businesses banking on the nearly 1 out of 5 holiday shoppers who say they are taking full advantage of this year's head start on bargains. at stake, more than half a trillion dollars. and like those braving the crowds, we are ready to dive right in to all of that madness. nbc's jay gray is live for us at the mall of america outside of minneapolis. jay, it's looking pretty busy.
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what time is it there right now? >> good morning. it is very busy here in the mall of america. and it has been. that's the thing. and people not just looking. they are actually buying. we see a lot of people carrying bags. trying to find that deal that you talk about. and it's been this way since last night. the turkey was still warm but already the shopping was hot. black friday for many actually getting started on thanksgiving thursday this year. >> i want a 50-inch tv and a 40-inch tv. >> why? >> because i don't have one. >> but not everyone is buying in to the retail strategy. >> i just feel like thanksgiving day should be kept for thanksgiving day. >> for most, the focus of this annual shopping frenzy is still friday. >> huge. black friday for everyria tailer, obviously, it's the super bowl of retailers. >> essentially everything that you've been looking at
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throughout the year or thinking about buying, that gadget is going to be on sale and we're going to have it in stock. >> at its best, black friday will be fun and games or a real workout. >> all gaming type equipment, consoles, video games, those generally do go down. also fitness equipment. this is elliptical equipment and treadmills. we traditionally see the lowest price for those products on black friday. >> finding those deals and fighting through the crowds will be a workout as well. >> this is not right. >> i'm going to stop giving out tickets for everybody here. >> holiday exercise that actually started on the holiday this year. and they continue to come in waves. the shoppers here. it's going to continue through the morning and into the evening as well. look, i guess a lot of people trying to work off that extra piece of thanksgiving pie by carrying around some heavy bags and taking a long walk. that's the latest from the mall of america. i'm jay gray. back to you. >> you'd think it would be a little too early to start
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shopping but i guess it never is, right? >> thanks so much, jay gray. thanksgiving at academy award winner halle berry's was probably a lot more dramatic than dinner at your place. gabriel aubrey was arrested and hospitalized after a disagreement turned physical with barry's fiancee. it began around 10:00 a.m. local when aubrey arrived at their house to drop off their daughter but left with a fractured rib and bruised face. he was arrested with bail set at $20,000. tensions have been high for barry and aubrey who are locked in a bitter custody battle over 4-year-old nala. the cease-fire between israel and hamas appears to be holding. tensions remain high in the region. as does the level of rhetoric coming from both sides of the border. stephanie gosk joins us live from tel aviv. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning,
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veronica. our nbc news team on the ground in gaza is telling us that a 20-year-old man was shot and killed near the border this morning and ten others were wounded in a gun battle when they got too close to the israeli side. this could potentially cause problems for what is already a delicate cease-fire. and right now, there's not a lot of optimism on either side. >> children are finally playing outside again in southern israel but the city of eshcalon is not back to normal. ask 3-year-old donna. it's hard to forget rocket sirens. >> she won't leave my side, her mother says. every little noise sdairs her. grandmother alana isn't celebrating this cease-fire either. eight days of suffering for nothing, she told us. on tv, the people of gaza say that they want. ashcalon is an easy target, nine miles from the gaza border. 65 rockets fired at this city
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were intercepted, but more than a dozen slipped through. one smashed the roof of the high school. classes were canceled because of the fighting, so no one was hurt. closer to the border, military units were packing up to leave. there are a lot of people in this country who believe it won't be long before they are back. israeli security forces say they have arrested the man behind the bomb blast here in tel aviv. he was a member of a group affiliated with hamas and islamic jihad, but they did not say that hamas ordered that attack. veronica? >> nbc's stephanie gosk in tel aviv. stephanie, thank you. now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. how was your forecast? >> i had four kid under 3 running around my house. i think we all sat down for dinner for five minutes. then it was time to chase the kids again. such a strange morning. coming into work seeing christmas trees on the side of
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the street now and people with shopping bags. there's people all over the place. >> we love christmas, though. >> a lot of people watching us that are probably just getting back to sleep. hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. as far as the forecast goes, temperatures have plunged in the middle of the country. this was a beautiful stretch of weather leading up to thanksgiving day. then the cold front sliced through. now the temperatures are really, really dropping. went from feeling like indian summer to all of a sudden winter. 35-degree temperature change in minneapolis. yesterday at this time, 55. now at 20 degrees. windchills are in the lower teens and single digits in many areas of the northern plains. and that cold front will head to the east coast this weekend. enjoy one more warm, beautiful day from florida right up the eastern seaboard. start off with sunshine but then as that cold front approaches, some clouds will increase during the day. there's a few showers on the front but it's really not much. the only significant weather is up here near the storm center heading into canada. duluth had some snow overnight.
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expecting 3 to 5 inches. even minneapolis has had a burst and band of snow set up over the top of you. wouldn't surprise me to get a fluffy inch or two out of it. temperatures only in the low 20s. definitely a fluffy, light snow and the upper peninsula of michigan, once we get that lake enhancement going, we'll probably end up getting some areas, 6 to 10 inches over the next two days. snowy, cold and chilly. even chicago could see snow flurries today at 36. notice from boston to d.c., temperatures holding on. one more nice day. same with the southeast. really no problems whatsoever on the west coast. california looks good. up towards seattle, that's where we also have a storm moving in with rain, veronica. overall, just a big temperature shift for a lot of people out there. we knew it was coming. we've been a little spoiled. >> except for sunny l.a. 81 degrees. >> they're always that way, though. >> can't beat that. this comes from wthr in indianapolis where in nearby fishers, indiana, one man is causing quite a flap in his
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neighborhood over his 50-set pigeons. they're not just any birds. they are certified racing pigeons which this bosnian native houses in his garage. the problem, the birds exercise routine, a daily flyover when they -- you know, do their business, which several neighbors say is causing a health hazard. neighborhood meetings are set to discuss the fate of these fowl. it's time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. instead of shopping, many new yorkers will donate their time on black friday to helping out the victims of hurricane sandy. united way of new york city will provide 1,000 thanksgiving turkey dinners for residents of coney island. also the first lady will be presented with the official white house christmas tree. it's going to be displayed throughout the holiday season in the blue room of the executive mansion. this year the 19-foot fraser fir comes from ash county.
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the national dog show is going to re-air again tonight at 8:00 p.m. on nbc. an incredible sight. 150 cars and trucks mangled over a two-mile stretch. we'll have that next. plus, a feat even new york jets fans might find amazing. gang green gives up an astounding 35 points in just 2:14. you're watching "first look" on - you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands?
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here some are stories making news this morning. there was a deadly thanksgiving traffic pile-up in the fog in east texas. first responders pulled injured survivors out of vehicles in the chain-reaction accident that stretched over two miles. nbc's diana alvear has more. >> reporter: once the fog lifted on interstate 10 in texas, the devastation was clear. >> we just heard car after car. boom, boom, boom, boom. >> more than 100 vehicles. some piled on top of one
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another. mangled, twisted metal. first responders arrived to chaos. >> you've got a lot of people that were traveling for thanksgiving today. you have a lot of injured people along the roadways. and then people -- some of them were still in their vehicles. >> at least two people died. and more than 80 people were transported to area hospitals. off the coast of florida, a woman was killed when a massive wave capsized a 45-foot long catamaran returning from a scuba dive trip with 23 people on board. one person is in critical condition and three others are hospitalized in good condition. american troops headed to afghanistan were served a holiday thanksgiving feast at hartsfield airport. before they got on board their flights overseas. the soldiers expressed their thanks to the uso which provided the food. this thanksgiving, hundreds of new york victims of superstorm sandy were served thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on hard-hit staten
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island. in new jersey, the salvation army handed out boxes of food and served meals to sandy victims. and now, here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. grover norquist, the man behind the anti-tax pledge, signed by a number of republicans over the years, could be losing even more support. georgia senator saxby chambliss tells a georgia tv station he's considering breaking the promise in order to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. and they are not the only ones trying to avoid the cliff. many major league baseball free agents are trying to get their money up front in 2012 to avoid tax increases. well, the idea of selling designer merchandise on president obama's campaign website was mocked by some but the campaign is having the last laugh. bloomberg businessweek reports the idea by vogue editor anna wi wintor brought in more than $40 million. meantime, the obama campaign is still fuming over some of the polls that got it wrong leading
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up to election day. the editor in chief for gallop whiched so mitt romney with a bigger lead admits gallup might have overestimated the get-out-the-oat efforts. it's time for a geography quiz. put on your thinking caps. what is the name of this country? all right. if you said mexico, then you were wrong. our neighbors to the south actually go by the official title estados unidos mexicanos which is translated the united mexican states. but felipe calderon is making one last attempt to change the official name to mexico. you weren't the only one tweeting out thanksgiving pictures. cindy mccain grabbed this picture of her husband john mccain. he's in the green cap getting ready to deep fry a turkey. and senator marco rubio is showing off his bird. this is his bird ready to eat. the obama campaign tweeted this black and white picture to mark the holiday showing a much
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younger first family. and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." investors had the day off for thanksgiving and the ones who aren't out shop having to go back to work today. the u.s. markets will be open for a shortened trading session. looking ahead next week could get off to a bumpy start. 7 of the past 10 post thanksgiving mondays were down days for the dow. asian shares were on course for their best gains in two months after manufacturing surveys from the world's biggest economies raised hopes for improving global growth. facebook wants to stop letting users vote on changes to its private policies. the social network is concerned about the quantity versus quality of feedback generated by the current setup. the company says users will still be able to weigh in during a seven-day comment period. the u.s. post office is hoping to cash in on the season's bounty of online shopping with same-day package delivery. same-day. the expedited service will be
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tested in san francisco next month and then if it's successful, the program will expand to other big cities like boston, new york and chicago. most americans celebrated the thanksgiving holiday with family, friends and some football. about 68,000 of them are far from home. and even though new york jets played like turkeys, the team did a very nice thing for some of our soldiers in afghanistan. >> reporter: it's thanksgiving in afghanistan and these u.s. service members are celebrate with some football and the new york jets who have donated jerseys for this ultimate football tournament. each jersey has a number 12 on it signifying the 12th man, letting these service members know their sacrifices have not been forgotten. >> thank you very much. happy thanksgiving. >> out here in the army, coming and doing an event like this here in afghanistan, you are around really your military family. >> thanksgiving day, you know, for years i've been playing football in the morning and watching football in the
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afternoon. that's what this is about here today. here in afghanistan with all the u.s. service members being here. >> in wiwiryoming, thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving, chicago. >> happying thing the thanksgi wife, honey. i love you. >> kabul, afghanistan. >> happy thanksgiving. >> in sports, the jets may have made those troops happy, but their fans are another story. in the primetime game seen right here on nbc, it was seen on nbc, new england quarterback tom brady tossed for three touchdowns in an amazing 35-point second quarter scoring spree in just over two minutes against the jets. the pats crushed gang green, 49-19. redskins quarterback robert griffin iii put on a show connecting on four touchdown passes and washington held off a late rally to beat the dallas cowboys, 38-31. in overtime, houston's field goal with just over two minutes left gave the texans a 34-31
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victory over detroit. this was the lion's ninth straight loss on thanksgiving day. to college football -- texas rivals faced off as tcu upset the number 16 texas longhorns by capitalizing on four turnovers for a 20-13 win. some sad news to report from puerto rico. doctors declared boxer hector macho camacho clinically brain dead from a gunshot to the face tuesday. he will be removed from life support on saturday. and coming up -- "red dawn redux." it was the soviets that invaded america last time. this time a little controversy of the bad guys. we'll have your entertainment straight ahead. plus -- just 12 short years ago it was billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster. but no more. we'll tell you why. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. i love how clean and healthy my mouth is right now.
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to the streets thanksgiving morning in turkey trots. in bethesda, maryland, a turkey character greeted all the runners. the trotters in san jose were joined by indiana jones and then also this supermario brothers. there they are. the dining room was full at churchill downs as 7,000 people feasted on thanksgiving turkey at the legendary horse track. a few thousand more came out just for the races. in ohio, what was once the world's tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster came crashing down. the son of beast ride had closed permanently in 2009 following an accident that had reportedly injured a woman. for the second year in a row, check out this little guy. this little wire fox terrier. this is america's top dog. the 4-year-old named sky was named best in show over more than 1,500 other dogs in this year's national dog show. congratulations. and now for some entertainment news.
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"breaking dawn part 2" is expected to retain its crown from last weekend with an estimated $45 million. however, newcomer "rise of the guardians" will do strong family business withing an expected $32 million. "red dawn," the remake of the patrick swayze flick is also releasing this weekend. it features north korean villains invading america. however, the plot wasn't always like that. chinese invaders were originally the big baddyes. but a shifting film market in the east made the producers digitally change chinese flags in to north korean flags and also rerecord original dialogue. producers called the chinese version too much of a hot potato. a russian court has rejected a suit against madonna by a group of antiof gay activists who accuse her of promoting homosexuality. in a recent concert, the singer attacked a city law that imposed fines for spreading homosexual propaganda calling it, a, quote, ridiculous atrocity. finally. celebrities took to wait
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toer to share their thanksgiving day activities. emmy rossum was making stuffing wearing an appropriately themed hat. is that a turkey on her head? pink showed off her impressive table setting skills. and ryan seacrest had a glamorous day. he took out the trash. it is now time for another look at the weather with bill karins who took out the trash not once but twice yesterday. >> at least. great to know ryan is with us. i'm sure he can hire somebody. >> let me take you through your weekend. last warm day for areas from boston down to d.c. going to be about ten degrees cooler as we go throughout the weekend. especially in the nights, too. a little windy and breezy. all that cold air today has already settled into minneapolis. chicago, some snow showers along with your friends all through the great lakes region. as far as the southeast, it's going to get chillier as we go through saturday and sunday. but it's still going to stay sunny. texas isn't going to be too bad and then the northern plains, it's going to be cold but at least we're not going to see a lot of snow. even into sunday, it's not horrible. temperatures in the 40s in new
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england. southeast in the 50s. overall, a nice, quiet period but much cooler this weekend. >> sounds nice. >> safe travels. >> yeah. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. thank you so much for joining us. have a terrific friday. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. ♪ you make me happy when skies are gray ♪ [ female announcer ] you know exactly what it takes to make them feel better. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] that's why you choose children's tylenol. the same brand your mom trusted for you when you were young. ♪ how much i love you [ humming ] [ female announcer ] children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief
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